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Haley Campaign Press Release - Fact Check: Haley Browbeat China Into Submission

November 08, 2023

Nikki Haley did something unprecedented at the UN — she browbeat China into agreeing to the toughest set of sanctions on North Korea EVER. That's why she thanked China for acquiescing.

Vivek Ramaswamy — who has done literally nothing to counter North Korea — is now using Haley's words to make it seem like Haley is soft on China. The truth? China, which regularly attacks Haley on social media, certainly doesn't agree. Haley is the only candidate on the stage tonight who has gone toe-to-toe with China (not to mention North Korea, Russia, Iran, Cuba, and others), and she'll do it again as president.


  • Here is the extensive praise Haley received for browbeating China and Russia into submission and getting tough on North Korea.
    • BBC: "She was also instrumental in pressuring China to support a tough sanctions regime against North Korea. Her personal diplomacy in closed-door meetings, when she demanded immediate answers from Beijing's more cautious and sometimes slow-moving diplomats, was unexpectedly successful."
    • Wall Street Journal: "Ms. Haley's most notable accomplishment in diplomacy was convincing Russia and China to endorse Security Council resolutions imposing tough economic sanctions on North Korea and an arms embargo on South Sudan. Many experts contend that sanctions played a significant role in convincing Pyongyang to negotiate dismantling its nuclear and ballistic-missile programs."
    • Washington Examiner: "Deploying diplomacy backed by the credible use of force, he and his UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, were able to rally the entire 15-member UN Security Council into concerted action. While these sanctions won't alone bring Kim Jong Un to serious negotiations, they will cause him real pain. Analysts believe the sanctions will cost North Korea around a third of its $3 billion total export market."
    • Christian Science Monitor: "Tillerson's absence from the public stage has opened the way for Ambassador Haley, a polished politician and former governor of South Carolina, to emerge as the administration's strong voice on issues like North Korea."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Fact Check: Haley Browbeat China Into Submission Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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